The Little Epicurean

May 25 2016

Mint Hibiscus Lemonade

A bright and refreshing combination of sweet and tangy, this mint hibiscus lemonade is ideal for spring and summer gatherings. 

Mint Hibiscus Lemonade

As a kid, I was only aware of three lemonades: regular lemonade, strawberry lemonade, and that strange pink lemonade that simply tasted like regular lemonade. Then I grew up and learned about the wide world of lemonades, limeades, and Arnold Palmers.

One of my favorite taco places in Los Angeles, serves a delicious agua de jamaica (hibiscus tea). It’s this intense crimson red drink that’s sweet, yet tangy, and oh so addicting. I’ve shared several variations of cold brew hibiscus tea on the blog.  And today, I’m sharing quite possibilty the best variation. Mint Hibiscus Lemonade.

Similar to how an Arnold Palmer mixes lemonade and iced tea, this drink combines mint lemonade with mint hibiscus tea.

Mint Hibiscus Lemonade

Mint Hibiscus Lemonade

The resulting drink is sweet, sour, floral and herbal. It’s so many things packed into one.

I foresee serving this at upcoming parties and gatherings. With so many pregnant and nursing friends, I’m always eager to a find a non-alcoholic mocktail that can please all tastes. Best of all, this hibiscus lemonade is super easy to make for large crowds. (Not to mention, it’s very inexpensive. You can buy bags of dried hibiscus flowers at Latin market for a great deal!)

May 22 2016

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Coconut Cream

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Coconut Cream

Vegan chocolate cupcakes topped with whipped coconut cream. They’re soft, fluffy, and packed with flavor. They’re unlike any vegan cupcakes I’ve ever tried!  You guys. This is new for me. It’s like visiting a new place and not knowing where the heck you are. It’s exciting. It’s full of possibilities. And I think I’m addicted....

May 19 2016

Overnight Berry Coffee Cake

Overnight Berry Coffee Cake

Filled with mixed berries and hints of citrus, this overnight berry coffee cake would be a welcome addition to any dining table! Best of all, it can be prepared ahead of time. Trying to walk two dogs at the same time can be difficult, especially when there are lots of squirrels nearby. My dogs...

May 17 2016

Chocolate Malt Berry Cake

Chocolate Malt Berry Cake

Three layers of vanilla malt cake studded with fresh berries and frosted with chocolate malt buttercream. This chocolate malt berry cake is rich yet balanced cake.   I’ve been meaning to clean out my closet for the longest time. I recently purchased The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I’m sure you’ve...

May 12 2016

Iced Honey Matcha Soy Latte

Iced Honey Matcha Soy Latte

All the energy and caffeine kick without the coffee crash. This honey matcha soy latte will soon be your favorite pick-up-me beverage!  When you need a break from coffee, this iced honey matcha soy latte definitely hits the spot. In attempts to limit my coffee intake (limit- I can’t ever quit coffee, but I do need...

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